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Jigawa local council bans opposite sexes from meeting at night


The Kirikasamma Local Government Area in Jigawa State has enacted a law that bans members of the opposite sex from meeting at night.

The local government information officer, Sanusi Doro, said the council chairman, Salisu Kubayo, signed the law after ten councilors of the local government area unanimously agreed to it during a council meeting. The signing of the law was done in a ceremony widely attended by residents of the area.

Doro said the ban was due to rampant cases of out of wedlock pregnancy among girls.


In the law, members of the council found violating the law would be sentenced to six months in prison with an option of N50,000 fine.

The new law in the Jigawa council area comes days after Kano State banned members of the opposite sex from boarding the same commercial tricycles.

With the enacted law, Doro said, henceforth lovers can only meet during the day to discuss.

Also, the leader of the local government’s councillors, Sa’idu Marma, said it was necessary to enact the law because of complains from parents on pregnancy out of wedlock.

Marma said the law is part of the local government’s responsibility to curb the challenge of fornication and unwanted pregnancy among girls.

At the signing of the law, chief imam of Kirikasamma local government, Ali Liman, blamed frequent partying by boys and girls as the cause of many immoral activities in the council.

He believes that the law would help in curbing the social vices in the area.

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